31/12/2008

Who will be the first?

Under a new anti-doping code announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC), cricketers may be tested even when they are playing in non ICC competitions.

In fact, the ICC has made it incumbent on cricketers to be available for testing at any time of the day.

Reports indicate that all full ICC members and the top six associates have agreed to be WADA-compliant by July 1.

This development brings up an interesting question, which cricketer will gain the dubious distinction of being the first victim?

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8 Comments:

OpenID philip9876 said...

Shoaib Akhthar of course. You can add in most of the Pakistani team too. One look at Mohd Sami and does he look like a druggie? But was he not caught at Dubai with drugs?

Also maybe some Aussies like Symonds. I would be really surprised if any Indian player is caught.

31/12/2008, 05:45  
Blogger Ottayan said...

{hilip,

I thought as much. Asif was the one caught at Dubai with opium in his wallet.

Symomds is a likely candidate. Coming to Indian players, I am not as confident as you are. The younger set could spring a nasty surprise.

However, you can be sure that the others led by the English will add to the fun.

31/12/2008, 06:16  
OpenID philip9876 said...

I always doubted Yuvraj considering the amount of partying he does and its a known fact that drugs change hands often in most of the pubs/discos of India.

31/12/2008, 06:25  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Added to partying most of these guys take alternative medicines that may contain banned substances.

31/12/2008, 07:10  
Anonymous Lazybug said...

"which cricketer will gain the dubious distinction of being the first victim?"

Victim?

31/12/2008, 15:17  
Blogger Ottayan said...

LB,

Yes.The cricketer should count himself unlucky as these laws can be easily contested.:)

31/12/2008, 15:44  
Anonymous lazybug said...

Well, if they've doped, then they deserve to be punished. And if the laws can be contested, then they should not be too sad about getting caught. ;)

31/12/2008, 15:53  
Blogger Ottayan said...

LB,

Despite the rhetoric, I believe this will be another law used to punish people to size.Asif is a fine example. Look at how they are dragging his case.

That is why I called the person victim.:)

31/12/2008, 16:34  

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